Top tips for in flight drinking

Pace yourself


Drinking at 30,000 feet can feel a little more heady than on land. That is because low air pressure can thin the blood, which alcohol can have a bigger effect in the air than on land, according to the UK’s flight regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Generally, one drink in the air is equal to three on land, but this has been widely disputed. Others believe you feel more drunk when drinking at altitude simply because less oxygen is travelling to your brain.

Whatever the reason, its not advisable to over do it on a flight, not least because it is a criminal offence to be drunk on board an airplane. Cabin crew can refuse to serve passengers.

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